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What monthly cleanup should I do on my laptop? and how to do it?

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What monthly cleanup should I be doing on my laptop to keep it clean and running fast?  how do I do this please ?

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@Akita2 

 

What is the monthly cleanup software ? You can read its manual.

 

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@Akita2 

The things that slow down a laptop are failing hardware and a nearly full drive.

 

You can do nothing to prevent the first because all hardware fails over time.  If you have an HDD, you could consider replacing that with an SDD, and that would improve the performance of the laptop.  But once you do that, its performance will stay at the same level indefinitely.

 

As to the drive, Windows needs free space in order to create and manage buffers.  If the drive is less than 15% free, this can cause Windows to slow down.

 

Since all my PCs use SSDs, space is limited -- so I use the utilities below on a weekly basis to ensure that my drives do not fill up:

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3012-disk-cleanup-open-use-windows-10-a.html
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-clean-up-winsxs-folder-in-windows-10/

Also, the community Win10 Forums has the following suggestions:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/83441-free-up-drive-space-windows-10-a.html

Finally, there is a freeware app known as Wise Disk Cleaner. I use it every day to get rid of junk files: https://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-disk-cleaner.html



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